21 January 2013

Online Genealogy for Latinos -- Somos Primos and other resources!

GenealogyBank includes a selection of Spanish-language newspapers,
Source: http://www.genealogybank.com/static/newsletter/1111/prospects/images/hispanic-american-newspapers-collage.png

Though we use terms like Latino or Hispanic to describe the Spanish-speaking population, the countries and traditions from which such individuals come is incredibly diverse.  Spanish is spoken as essentially the national language in twenty-one countries.

This means that researching Latino or Hispanic ancestors brings its own challenges.

There is a website, Somos Primos, which is dedicated to supporting those researching Latino heritage as described in an article on politic365.com, Somos Primos Online Genealogy For Latinos

Somos Primos is a website with more than a decades’ worth of news and resources pertaining to Latino genealogy. The site started out as a quarterly newsletter in 1990, but when that became too unruly, founder Mimi Lozano moved the information online in 2000.

Online you will find an archive of issues starting in 2000.  Additionally, there are other resource areas on the website.

Are you or someone you know researching Latino or Hispanic genealogy?  If so, here are a few more resources which might help: 

Do you know of other resources for those researching Latino or Hispanic roots?

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